8 tips for a sustainable Christmas
The year 2020 taught us so much, most of which I'm sure we didn't want to know. For example, not only could I have done without feeling how it feels not to be able to see good friends for too long months, but I could also have witnessed how an entire year could contract like an accordion into what felt like 3 days, which strangely behaved like a tough, never-ending 40 years at the same time.
Give your loved ones sustainable gifts!
But what I certainly can't do without - and this curious year has once again made that clear to me - are the people who are close to my heart. It therefore seems all the more fitting and important to me to show these people what they mean to me. And how much more beautiful a gift becomes when it not only considers the recipient, but also the environment! That's why I've gathered some sustainable gift and Christmas inspirations that can not only give your end of the year the festivity that the past months lacked, but also give sustainability its space, because: Better a mindfully selected gift than any that is ultimately only avoidable consumption
...what they mean to you with the Seeds of Love pendants
1. Donations instead of gifts
This year, instead of putting together individual gifts that you might not end up liking, you could just give a donation. There are so many great organizations that could use your help and what better way than to do good where it is needed most?
2. Purchase from small business
Small businesses are bubbling over with diversity, passion and creativity. Here you can be sure that the products you buy are made with love - and you can, of course, support the businesses that make our cities so colorful and livable.
3.Renting instead of buying
Who says you always have to gift possessions? At Unown you can choose from different memberships, with which you can rent not only the Seeds of Love by Maren Jewellery, but also many other sustainable fashion lifestyle products from really exciting companies. And the genius of it: you don't have to commit to a product that you then have to wear over and over again, but you return it after wearing it, someone else can enjoy it and you can choose something new. What a great concept! Your loved ones will certainly enjoy a Membership gift certificate - our Earth certainly does!
4. Upcycled wrapping paper
A very simple way to avoid waste is to use old newspapers instead of wrapping paper - that way all the bad news would still have a good purpose. Or you could collect twigs to tie around your surprises. The possibilities are really endless, it's fun, and you're avoiding trash - it doesn't get much better than that!
...a Mindful heart, to whom yours belongs anyway!
5. Maren Jewellery Gifts
And of course, many of the Maren Jewellery pieces also make great gifts. All jewelry is handmade from recycled 18 karat gold or recycled 925 sterling silver and set with beautiful synthetic eco diamonds. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at my Gift page and let yourself be inspired.
6. Crafting Christmas cards yourself
Homemade is always nice, especially if you can avoid waste. Maybe you can find beautiful branches or grasses that you can tie on your Christmas card, or you get creative yourself with pen or brush. The result will certainly give a lot of joy and have a longer life than a purchased card that may go straight into the trash after reading.
7. Decoration from nature
And speaking of branches: Why not dispense with superfluous decorations and bring the Christmas beauty of nature into your living room? If you then also rely on (energy-saving) strings of lights, instead of candles, you have more of the festive atmosphere in the end and none of the garbage.
8. Gift certificate
You are just not sure which piece of jewelry fits the taste of your loved one? Then a gift certificate is certainly a good choice. Because here not only everyone will find something beautiful that is handmade just for your presentee, the Maren Jewellery vouchers are also very aesthetically pleasing and high quality embossed and are therefore wonderfully suitable to use them as decoration.
Written by: Moritz Hackl
Moritz is a copywriter, blogger and journalist living in Munich.
More than anything else, he likes to write about the beautiful things in life -
such as about sustainable jewellery.